It didn't take long to realize that I could easily redesign the closet so that the space could be used more efficiently. In the new design the top is one large cabinet (approx. 42-in wide by 23-in high and 27-in deep) behind two doors. The wardrobe section is accessible through two folding doors and is about 42-in wide and 4-ft high. Next and coolest is a 38-in wide pull-out drawer under the wardrobe that also serves as a desktop. The desktop is hinged so that paper and other art supplies can be stored underneath. Under this drawer/desktop are four drawers, each approximately 8-in tall, 20-in wide and 24-in deep. The half-depth portion of the closet on the right-hand side is now devoted to adjustable shelving, which is covered by two large 15-in wide by 48-in tall doors.
The frameless cabinet and flat-slab doors, which use overlay European style hinges, were built from 3/4-in Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). One of the reasons I used MDF was because I had quite a bit left over from the entertainment center project. I did have to buy one 4- by 8-ft sheet though, since I made the doors and drawers out of the stuff as well.
I ordered the bi-fold door hardware, European hinges, shelf pin supports, and piano hinge for the desktop from The Woodworkers' Store. I picked up a wide drawer for the drawer/desktop combo from an office furniture store and built a top to suit. I was extremely fortunate to find the 24-in drawer slides at Home Depot on clearance at one-fourth their original price. Though I only needed four sets, I bought a box of ten since they were so cheap. Now to figure out another project where I can use the extras :-)